Further dispelling the myth that Israel is hostile toward it’s Christian population, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed Christian media representative to Jerusalem.
But he did more than just invite foreign Christians to see how their brothers and sisters in Messiah live in the Holy Land.
Netanyahu openly decried the mistreatment Christians in nearly every other part of the Middle East, and the world’s indifference to their suffering.
Said the prime minister:
“Christians have been lashed for sipping wine during prayer services, brutally tortured for doing nothing more than practicing their faith. Some world leaders are willing to ignore this oppression and seek to appease Iran, but I am not one of them.”
He took particular issue with Iran’s treatment of Christians, referencing the imprisonment of pastors and those who dare to convert from Islam to Christianity.
“I think that how a country treats religious minorities is a very good indicator of how it will treat its other citizens and its neighbors,” Netanyahu said.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24
Member of Knesset Merav Michaeli’s talk at the Australian ABC Q&A show from September 11 has gone viral on Israeli social media. Michaeli, from the leftist Labor Party, is a strange bird in the Israeli political scene to begin with. Her annoying Hebrew that changes pronouns to suit her feminist agenda is a symptom of the world in which she lives. And bizarre as her world is, the fact that she got elected to the Labor Party Knesset list means that there are enough people in that camp who support her ideas.
In Michaeli’s nightmarish world the state would be the custodian of all children instead of biological parents.
“This is not funny,” she says to the audience with a stern face. “The core family as we know it today, unfortunately is the least safe place for children … the custody, this total custody that we have in this structure of marriage, which still gives men … complete domination over the children and too often over the women, who are called ‘wives’, is the part, really, the unbelieve[!] hurt in children.” Her make-believe world doesn’t stop here.
“I believe that instead of marriage, the state should offer two kinds of default agreements. One is custody over children. A child can have more than two parents. They don’t have necessarily to be his biological parents, or her biological parents. The person who takes responsibility for the child … needs to be obligated for certain criteria that the state should actually decide on … a shared household cannot necessarily have to rely on couplehood or sexuality or romance. It can be roommates, it can be sisters, it can be friends and it can be a couple who love each other and wants to live together happily ever after.”
The idea that instead of biological parents the state will be the custodian of all children is Orwellian to the core, and enough futuristic movies were made that well portray this kind of nightmarish world. From the many social media comments debunking Michaeli’s vision stands out that of Roy Iddan, who wrote, “Cambodia 1970s. In the picture children who were taken from their dangerous parental custody to the state’s bosom. Some of them were privileged enough to execute their parents in a distinctively progressive and anti-patriarchal act.”
Lawmaker Michaeli thinks that the biological advantage of straight people to reproduce violates equality.
Putting Michaeli’s views in biblical perspective, her idea of family is the exact opposite of the one described in Genesis 2:24. What she suggests is in fact the return to the self-destructive pre-flood society that was plagued with theft and incest (homosexuality included). The family she envisions is sterile, which means that her future family will not produce life, but will take it from others. It is exactly this kind of life-taking society that had ignited the wrath of God. IsraelToday
China is a Leninist system like the systems of Cuba and North Korea. China’s President Xi has accumulated more power than any Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping.
If the first three decades since the communist revolution formed the Mao Zedong era, and the second chapter was the Deng Xiaoping era, China is now on the brink of declaring this the Xi Jinping era. BBC
Hungarian born George Soros has transferred $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, the network of non-profits he uses to advance his anti-capitalist, anti-democracy, anti-border… funding to disrupt countries.
This is a great article on the current social media trend that claims all you have to do is “teach men not to rape.”
I wrote a piece on the Harvey Weinstein scandal yesterday. In a change of pace, some people were upset.
I’ll give you one example of a message I received:
Matt, your post was bull sh*t. I don’t need this long analysis of why Harvey Weinstein raped people. Here’s all that you as a man needs to tell your readers: DON’T RAPE PEOPLE. Instead of worrying about the “culture” and trying to use this story as an excuse to push your “values,” maybe we should just be BLAMING THE RAPISTS for rape and TEACHING MEN NOT TO RAPE. It’s not that hard. That’s all you need to say.
It’s quite clear that men aren’t allowed to participate in the discussion about rape and sexual assault except to grunt in three word sentences. “Rape is bad.” “Men shouldn’t rape.” “Blame the rapists.” Of course it’s true that rape is bad and men shouldn’t rape and we should blame the rapists. It’s so true that there’s no reason to say anything if that’s all you’re going to say. Everyone knows that rape is bad and you shouldn’t do it. Even rapists know that. Read full article at DailyWire
Video: Ben Shapiro’s reaction to the Harvey Weinstein story.
David Daoud Wright was found guilty on all counts.
A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group.
Jurors found David Wright guilty of all charges, including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries.
The 28-year-old faces up to life in prison.
Prosecutors said Wright, his uncle and a third man conspired to kill Geller because they were upset she organized Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas in 2015. During the contest, two other men opened fire outside and wounded a security guard before they were killed in a shootout with law enforcement assigned to guard the event.
Wright’s uncle, Ussamah Rahim, told Wright on a recorded phone call later that month that he couldn’t wait to attack Geller and decided instead to go after “those boys in blue,” referring to police. Wright told his uncle that was “beautiful” and encouraged him to delete all the data from his computer before carrying out his attack. BostonHerald
Did the museum-creators forget what the Bible is all about?
“Jesus is also curiously not central to the museum’s presentation of the biblical story.”
God’s word seems to have been watered down in the new Museum of the Bible, according to a press preview of the Washington DC monument to Christianity due to open Nov. 17.
“The museum doesn’t encourage visitors to take the Bible literally or to believe that the Bible has only one correct form. And on floor after gleaming floor of exhibitions, there is very little Jesus,” the Washington Post reported.
“This isn’t the evangelism that the billionaire Green family first promised a decade ago when they set out to build a museum dedicated to Scripture.”
The museum’s mission was to “bring to life the living word of God” and “to inspire confidence in the absolute authority” of the Bible.NewsMax
Shift to tech and toward neutrality
“The museum has fence posts — limits,” said Steve Green, the museum chairman and the CEO of his parents’ Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. “It doesn’t overtly say the Bible is good — that the Bible is true.
“That’s not its role. Its role is to present facts and let people make their own decisions.”
The museum boasts of “an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life.” NewsMax
Left out some facts
According to TheBlaze.com, some critics have pointed out that Jesus seems to be oddly absent from the museum’s many displays on the “history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.”
Writing for The Washington Post, Michelle Boorstein, Julie Zauzmer, and Sarah Pulliam Bailey note, “Jesus is also curiously not central to the museum’s presentation of the biblical story. Visitors walk through a multi-room saga of the Old Testament, and they can visit a re-creation of a 1st-century village in Galilee where actors will tell them what the villagers think of this controversial preacher Jesus. They can watch a movie about John the Baptist. But the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection is almost absent.” ChristianHeadlines
Hurricane Ophelia – Ireland and the United Kingdom
With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia on Wednesday, 2017 became the first year in more than a century — and only the fourth on record — in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength. NYTimes
Britain was cast in an eerie Martian gloom as Saharan dust whipped across the Atlantic by Hurricane Ophelia shrouded the sun turning skies over the nation red.
The storm is believed to have picked up dust from North Africa and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal as it travelled towards the UK.
Skies over London have been covered in a murky orange haze as the desert dust mixes with clouds, offering residents in the capital a stark contrast to the grey that usually greets them at this time of year. DailyMail